Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 109

10801

Every day collect love-flowers
From your heart-garden
And place them on your soul’s
Peace-shrine
As a prayer to your Beloved Supreme.

10802

How can you expect to get
God’s Compassion-Sun
With your feeble heart’s
Tight budget of gratitude?

10803

He who has a great appetite
For flattery
Will never be able to learn
The art of self-mastery.

10804

Two insoluble problems:
How can the doubting mind
Ever be illumined?
How can the insecure heart
Ever become indomitable?

10805

If you are not acquainted
With God’s Forgiveness-Light,
You will always be found
Inside your mind’s prison cell.

10806

Poor human mind!
What else does it know
Except
Thought-mud-pleasure?

10807

Each soul is God’s
Direct representative on earth.
Therefore
It is authorised to exercise
Its God-ordained dignity.

10808

Little drops of gratitude-rain
Can liberate the human mind
From all its bondage-chains.

10809

The human mind is afraid of
The tormenting conscience.
The divine heart is fond of
The illumining conscience.

10810

Each man is fallible,
Yet
Each man will eventually become
God’s perfect representative
On earth.

10811

When God sees you at His Heart’s Door,
Be sure you are not accompanied by
Your hesitation-eye
And your confusion-mind.

10812

If your meditation
Is truly high and deep,
Then you are bound to have
A silent dialogue with peace.

10813

Nobody wants you to keep track of
Your inactive file of lethargy.
Both Heaven and earth want you
To be a dynamic action-hero.

10814

If you are a true God-lover,
Then it is quite possible
For you to foresee
That in the battle between
Aspiration-heart and suspicion-mind,
Aspiration-heart will eventually win.

10815

My inspiration tells me
That it is in need of
Daily correction.
My aspiration tells me
That it is in need of
Daily perfection.
My soul tells me
That it is in need of
Daily revelation.

10816

The sadness of your heart
Will dissolve in your soul’s joy
If you never run out of
Self-giving and God-loving.

10817

If death wants to show you
Its face,
Can you not show death
Your God-given life-transforming
Grace?

10818

My heart’s hope-eye
Will always pierce through the storms
Of my failures
For God’s eventual Victory.

10819

How can your heart
Be flooded with aspiration-satisfaction,
When you consciously allow your mind
To be shrouded in dismal suspicions?

10820

Each negative thought
In the mind
Is another destroyer
Of a security-heart.

10821

O my human heart,
When will you stop enjoying
Tornado-perplexities?

O my divine heart,
When will you start enjoying
The beauty of a childlike sincerity?

10822

Each soulful thought
Is not only the life-cleaner
But also the God-distributor.

10823

If intuition-light is my guide,
Then the illumination of Heaven
And the perfection of earth
I shall see at the same time.

10824

Three wonders we carry within:
A God-dream,
A perfection-life
And a transformation-earth.

10825

God loves you
When He sees your heart
Flooded with silence.

God loves you
When He sees your mind
Empty of its usual contents:
Confusion-forest.

10826

Experience is a tiny plant
That grows and grows.
Realisation is a huge tree
That gives and gives.

10827

Each perfect thought
Is sweetness in the mind,
Fulness in the heart
And completeness in the life.

10828

My heart’s confidence-smiles
Shall win
God’s Silence-Beauty’s Eye.

10829

Every day God visits
My heart’s aspiration-eye
And feeds it with
His Oneness-Satisfaction-Smile.

10830

What can you expect
From a mind-tree,
If not destruction-doubt-branches
To frighten the aspiration-seeker?

10831

My soul is teaching my heart
How to slay
Its insecurity-ants.

10832

Because of your desire-life,
God comes and goes in your heart.
He will take up permanent residence
Inside your heart
Only when you become
Your life’s climbing aspiration-cry.

10833

God will open
Your heart’s purity-door
If you can show Him
Your eyes’ sincerity-smile.

10834

You know that your mind
Is always faithless.
Why then do you not send your mind
To your heart’s faith-reform school?

10835

If you do not buy
Your mind’s division-products,
God will grant you His Heart’s
Illumination-Satisfaction-Feast.

10836

Each day you pray and meditate
Soulfully,
You are bound to spread your heart’s
Oneness-fragrance
Powerfully.

10837

A purity-heart always enjoys
Singing with God
His Heart’s Perfection-Satisfaction-Songs.

10838

The human mind finds it difficult
To trust even God
When He delivers unconditionally
His Love-Compassion-Speeches.

10839

Don’t be a fool!
Although you are in your doubting mind,
Do not reject your heart’s
Earth-transformation-oneness-appeal.

10840

Become your heart’s
Devotion-drops.
Lo, God will give you His Heart’s
Satisfaction-Sun-Smiles.

10841

Every day you must climb up
Your heart’s enthusiasm-peak
So that you can bathe in
Your Lord’s Nectar-Satisfaction-River.

10842

Do not go through
The temptation-gates.
The destruction-tiger
Will unmistakably greet you!

10843

Do not ask mankind
For its opinion
Once you have heard
God’s Life-Transformation-Command.

10844

If you want your consciousness-lift
To be certified by God,
Then serve God’s Earth-Oneness-Will
Sleeplessly and unconditionally.

10845

Train your mind
To claim your Lord Supreme
As its very own
Before your mind gets the chance
To throw you into its confusion-market.

10846

Each unaspiring thought
Is a taste of poison
That destroys humanity’s
God-realisation-hope and promise.

10847

To intensify the purity
Of your heart
Burn your soul-incense
Every day.

10848

If you frequent
The expectation-market,
You will buy nothing
But frustration-fruits.

10849

If you can bravely pray
Inside your mind-forest,
Then God will be proud of you.

If you can soulfully meditate
Inside your heart-garden,
Then God will be fond of you.

10850

My body’s engine
Takes only one fuel:
God’s Compassion-flooded
Assurance-Light.

10851

If you are caught
In your mind’s doubt-whirlpool,
Then pray to God
To grant you the smile
Of His Heart-Fragrance-Faith.

10852

Ask your mind and heart
To live together
On your life’s
Perfection-promise-peak.

10853

Alas, in the morning
My mind shows me what it has:
An ignorance-boat,
And in the evening
My mind shows me what it is:
A doubt-leak.

10854

You think that by postponing
Your body’s lethargy-vacation,
Someday, somehow
You will be able to expedite
Your heart’s ecstasy-perfection.

10855

What you need
Is an unfailing faith.
What you need
Is a profound inspiration.
What you need
Is a sleepless inner urge
To conquer the storms of fear
And the volcanoes of doubt.

10856

The human mind tries to gather
Even sorry-sounding excuses
So that it can avoid
The severe punishment
Of conscience-light.

10857

You will make the fastest progress
With the help of two things:
God’s Compassion-Eye
And your enthusiasm-mind.

10858

God’s Compassion acts
In and through each human being
From enthusiasm-start
To enthusiasm-finish.

10859

Nobody has done anything great
And nobody will do anything great
In this world
Unless he has developed
The enthusiasm-strength
To receive God’s Compassion-Light.

10860

When you have enthusiasm,
You feel that God’s entire world
Belongs to you.
When you lose enthusiasm,
You feel that it is not worthwhile
To budge an inch.

10861

When you have enthusiasm,
God comes first in your life.
When you lose enthusiasm,
Either you push God aside entirely,
Or you create so many obligations
That He comes last in your life.

10862

When you have enthusiasm,
You are ready to cover
The length and breadth of the world
In the name of God
The Transcendental Victor
Inside God the universal creation.

10863

Why are you losing faith
In the spiritual life?
You may not know it,
But the unconscious hostilities and desires
Of those whom you once held dear
Are attacking you indirectly,
Ruthlessly and sleeplessly!

10864

Old desires are looming large
In your life
Because you are mixing
With unaspiring friends
From your distant past.

10865

The dormant wolf in humanity
Can attack you indirectly
Through the binding desires,
Blinding frustrations
And grasping ambitions
Of those around you.

10866

Your goal is not here;
It is far beyond.
Do not relax
Or lose your enthusiasm.
God wants you to run
An ultramarathon every day
To reveal the amazing capacity
Of a God-seeker-runner.

10867

By waiting for all the runners
Who are behind you
In the inner race,
You are in no way doing them a favour.
You are only delaying
Your own God-speed.

10868

Have sincere oneness
With the runners ahead of you
On the spiritual path.
Otherwise, immediately
A wild competition begins.

10869

The speed that you have
Is very fast,
But it is not yet fast enough.

The destination that you have reached
Is very far,
But it is not yet far enough.

10870

Complacency has entered your life
Because you feel you have reached
The top of the Himalayas.
But have you forgotten
That your aim was continuous progress-light
Inside God’s Heart-Delight-Sea?

10871

If your mind constantly
Plays tricks on you,
Can you not
Play a trick on your mind
By feeling that God Himself
Desperately needs you?

10872

There is no such thing
As sweetness-expectation,
For inside expectation
There are always desire-thorns.

10873

A beautiful rose
Was my gift to God.
Fortunately, I did not expect
Anything from God in return,
Not even a smile.
That is why I am divinely happy
And God is supremely proud of me.

10874

Happiness in cheerful self-giving
Is beyond compare.
It is the highest delight
That God has created for humanity.

10875

In the outer world
Your height is fixed,
But in the inner world
Your God-hunger can take you
Forever higher and higher.

10876

Even those who have reached
The ultimate heights
Have not declared, “Enough!”
For they have learnt
God’s supreme Secret:
The eternal self-transcendence-song.

10877

If your progress in one field
Is obstructed,
Go another way.
There are so many ways open to you
If you look within.
Only do not give up
The idea of progress.

10878

Something is missing!
You have given consciously,
But not unconditionally.
Therefore, you are unfulfilled;
Therefore, you are incomplete.

10879

You are holding all your problems inside.
Inwardly you do not ask for God’s Help
And outwardly you are afraid of Him.
Blindness is your outer life;
Foolishness is your inner life.

10880

God always depends on
The seeker’s sincerity-eye
And purity-heart.

10881

Year after year
Your sincerity compels you
To tell God about your weaknesses.
God tries His best to help you,
But, alas, your determination is not there
To conquer those devouring tiger-forces.

10882

The spiritual ladder has many rungs.
Now you are standing
On the sincerity-rung.
But if you do not step up
To the determination-rung
How will you ever ascend?

10883

By telling God about your problems,
What benefit do you get,
Since you do not care to harness
Your determination-volcano-power?

10884

Does God ever give up?
At the start of each year
God is filled with inspiration
To re-energise His children —
Even the hopeless cases.

10885

Like the soul,
Each human mind
Will one day believe
In the future manifestation
Of God’s Perfection-Beauty on earth.

10886

Be not interested
In receiving credit from God.
Be only interested
In serving God.

10887

Just because you thought of God
In your worst possible moment,
Do you think you will receive
Extra protection from the Supreme?
God is not such a fool!

10888

You do not have
The capacity or willingness
To fulfil God’s Request.
At the same time,
It is beneath your dignity
To ask others to help.
Alas, you are
Your stark stupidity-life!

10889

The vital knows only one song,
And it sings that song every day.
What is that song?
It is the song of self-indulgence.

10890

If you want to walk
On Eternity’s Road,
Then your heart-door
Can never be kept closed.

10891

Withdrawal from life-activities
Will not make you happy.
To make yourself happy
You need to breathe in
The fragrance of your soul-tranquility.

10892

When ignorance wants to interfere,
Just boldly declare,
“Not here! Not now!”
And finally say,
“Nowhere! Never!”

10893

Pray to God to grant you
The same Love that He uses
To love Himself,
So that you can enjoy freedom infinite
From your earth-bound ego-fetters.

10894

If you are enjoying
A drowsy enthusiasm,
And if you have surrendered
To the mercy of irresponsibility,
You will definitely suffer
The bitter failures of reality-life.

10895

Do not give any other job
To your enthusiasm!
To crusade against
Your depression-enemy daily
Is more than enough.

10896

A heart of eagerness-light
Will definitely be able
To drink in breathlessly
God’s Nectar-Delight.

10897

In God’s Telephone Directory
Nothing is unlisted.
No, not even His Eternity’s
Infinity-Vision-Number.

10898

Whoever loves to sing faithfully
The song of oneness-heart,
God will bless with
His Beauty’s Satisfaction-Eye.

10899

God has already told your mind
What it is supposed to do.
It is you who have to either
Force your mind
To obey God’s Will
Or surrender to your mind’s
Thickness-forest.

10900

What my mind needs daily
Is a Cheerfulness-Smile from God.
What my heart needs daily
Is a Fruitfulness-Blessing from God.

From: Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, part 109 - , Agni Press, 1987
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